The great thing about fish is that it’s so versatile! You can grill it, fry it, steam it, bake it… the list goes on. The many ways that fish can be prepared means that you’ll never find yourself getting bored of it and that’s before we’ve even mentioned its amazing nutritional benefits. Many fish species provide a good source of omega-3 goodness, essential fatty acids that reap many health benefits as well as being key to maintaining a balanced diet.
Baking fish is one of the simplest and most healthy ways to eat it. However, some people may find this method of cooking fish a little plain – but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve compiled some of our favourite baked fish recipes to help you enjoy all the goodness of baked fish while still keeping your meals exciting and deliciously scrumptious. Let’s take a look…
How to cook baked fish
First things first, how do you cook baked fish to the point of perfection? Follow our easy step-by-step guide to ensure that your fish is beautifully baked!
- Preheat the oven to 200 °C
- Place fish in a greased baking tray
- Season with salt, pepper and lemon (if you like)
- Cover the tray with aluminium foil
- Bake for 15-20 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish)
And ta-dah! It’s as easy as that! Now let’s find out how you can incorporate your perfectly baked fish into some exciting and tasty meals.
Light and Tasty Baked Cod Recipes
Cod is a deliciously nutritious white fish, which makes it a great source of protein to add to any meal. It is also extremely low in saturated fat and one of the most popular types of fish that people eat!
This crumbly crusted parmesan cod is a great way to add different textures and a little extra crispiness to your fish! Pair it with this fragrant vegetable rice to balance out the dish and serve as a warming lunch or dinner.
For a no-fuss easy fish dish served with grilled veg and couscous, you needn’t look further than this great Mediterranean cod fillet with couscous. Light and summery, it would make for a great meal to be enjoyed outside in the sunshine.
Quick Baked Salmon Recipes
Salmon is a really tasty fish that makes a great base to any type of meal. It can be added to salads, sandwiches, rice dishes or just simply eaten plain with some veg!
Salmon and dill famously make a great pairing and with this recipe you can ensure that this combination is executed perfectly. Why not accompany it with a watercress and hazelnut salad for a light but filling lunch?
Spice up your salmon fillets with this tangy sweet chilli sauce. You can eat this salmon with rice or with some veg, but we love the idea of shredding it into a warm pita with lots of crunchy cabbage. It makes for a great snack or could even be given as a packed lunch.
This is a must for fish lovers and a great meal-in-one! After all, salmon and peas in a creamy rice are what we call a match made in heaven. This is also a spectacular idea for a hearty family meal during the colder winter months.
Feeling fish-inspired? Now it’s your turn to take to the kitchen and whip up one or all of these mouth-watering dishes! We promise they’ll go down as a real treat with guests and family alike. Plus, with all the ease and convenience of just being able to grab a box of Birds Eye fish in sauce, it’s an opportunity you just can’t refuse. For more recipe ideas, check out our easy fish meal ideas and spicy food recipes.